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    DescriptionThis text examines characters from the history of the Mediterranean - dissolute popes and wily emperors, generals and queens who were powers behind the throne. It also deals with naval and military history - from the Crusades to the expulsion of the Moors from Spain.

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    The Middle Sea
    A History of the Mediterranean
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Julius Norwich
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 667
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400034284
    ISBN 10: 1400034280

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    DC21: 909.09822
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000, A14200000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 909.09822
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 909/.09822
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: DE80 .N67 2007
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHTB
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    04 December 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    John Julius Norwich is the author of many acclaimed works of history, including A "History of Venice, Byzantium, "and, most recently, "Paradise of Cities: Venice in the 19th Century." He has also written and presented some thirty historical documentaries for BBC Television. Formerly chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund, he now heads the World Monuments Fund in Britain.
    Review quote
    "A sweeping saga of human turmoil . . . engagingly written on a grand scale by a master craftsman. . . . His witty asides are a constant delight." --"Los Angeles Times""Norwich's history of the Mediterranean is a cause for celebration. . . . A demonstration of his unrivaled narrative skills. . . . No one planning a simple vacation by the wine-dark sea can afford to leave this book at home." --"The Washington Post Book World""A sweeping history. . . . Highly readable. . . . Norwich's focus plays to his strengths." --"The New Yorker""As colorful as history can get. . . . [Norwich] spices his narrative liberally with entertaining anecdotes, deft portraits, and brisk judgments." --"The Economist"